Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a cryptographic protocol that provides communications security over the Internet.

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Use SSL on Heroku without paying Heroku for SSL?

In this post, the author suggest a way to get SSL on Heroku without paying Heroku for it: Pay Cloudflare for premium service, and get SSL support with it. Create a CNAME in cloudflare that points to ...
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Will using HTTPS hurt my site's SEO or other statistics?

I've set up a WordPress blog. Since I have to log into it from many different locations/machines, I've also got an SSL certificate, and set up Apache to redirect HTTP to HTTPS. It all works, but I'm ...
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Will Googlebot crawl HTTPS URLs that are encrypted by SSL?

This question was asked at StackOverflow, but it doesn't have good references. Does Googlebot crawl HTTPS? (Please provide references.)
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Duplicate content caused by HTTPS pages

I have a landing page that can be called by HTTP and also by HTTPS. The canonical URL links to the HTTP version. In some comments I have read that the HTTPS version is never read by a Googlebot. Is ...
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SSL issue and redirects from https to http

I have a site www.example.com for which i purchased SSL cert and installed. And it was working fine, I also have a subdomain with app.example.com which was not on SSL. Both www.example.com and ...
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A POST request on a page with HTTPS is done automatically in HTTPS?

If I make a request to page.php (AJAX) with JavaScript from a HTTPS page, the request is automatically made ​​page.php directly with HTTPS or HTTP? If HTTP, how to send a request (to the same domain) ...
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How do I stop Google indexing my main page as https [duplicate]

Due to historic reasons, we have things set up so that "www.mydomain.com" redirects to "store.mydomain.com". This has worked perfectly fine until recently, when Google appears to be sending visitors ...
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Changing my site from HTTP to HTTPS - will google search results sort themselves out? [duplicate]

I've made all of my http pages 301 redirect to their https equivalents. I've also made sure that all of the URLs in my sitemap files are https. Lastly I created a new profile in GWTs under the https ...
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How can I stop my blog from trying to use SSL?

I noticed yesterday that my Avg Visit Duration for users on Androids plummeted on 13th September. So I looked into it and found that Android users were being sent a warning message when they tried to ...
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Why does navigating to http:// then redirect to https:// give mixed content warning?

If I directly navigate to https://scotthelme.co.uk I get a green TLS indicator in the address bar. If I navigate to http://scotthelme.com which issues a 301 to https://scotthelme.co.uk I get a mixed ...
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Which is more supported by web clients (browsers): SAN (Subject Alternative Name) or Wildcard SSL Certificates?

Which are more widely supported by browser clients, wildcard or SAN certificates? I need to decide between using a SAN cert or a wildcard cert. Client/browser compatibility is my biggest concern.
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Ensuring secure downloads for IIS

One of my customers wants to make sure that when someone downloads a file from their website the file being downloaded is secure from third parties capturing the downloaded information. Their site is ...
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Keep a Servlet/JSP web site always on SSL?

How to I keep a site always on SSL with padlock symbol always exists. Is there any way to optimize the page for SSL in JSP and Servlets ? Just tell about jsp and servlet optimization so answer do not ...
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Free Basic Hosting w SSL Certificate [duplicate]

I'm looking for a free hosting provider which provides an SSL Certificate at no additional charge. Does anyone know of a hosting provider which can provide such a service? Thanks in advance, Amani ...
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Does any SSL certificate authority handle third-level .name domains? [closed]

I am the owner of a third-level .name domain of form subdomain.example.name. The .name domain hierarchy is somewhat unusual in that generally one registers a third-level domain such as mine, rather ...
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Mixing self signed certs with traditional SSL

I have a traditional SSL cert going to a subdomain secure.mydomain.com on my domain. My host required me to have a dedicated IP in order to do this. I would also like to use HTTPS on my site for when ...
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Website doesn't default to HTTPS

I'm kinda new to this so bear with me. I just finished setting up SSL on my website. The problem is that if the user types www.mydomain.com into their browser, it doesn't connect securely with HTTPS. ...
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Google Analytics HTTP vs HTTPS

I want to use Google Analytics on a website that uses both HTTP and HTTPS that works as explained below: Secure pages accessed through https://mydomain.com/secure/* are always on HTTPS. Any access ...
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How can I make FTP connections secure in WHM?

For security reasons (since FTP transmits passwords and files in plain text), I want to force users of my shared hosting to use FTPS or SFTP instead of regular FTP. I am using WHM but have limited ...
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SSL: What are the differences between Domain Validation and Extended Validation Certificates?

I can get Extended Validation for cheaper than Domain Validation, yearly. What are the differences between them?
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Google is not seeing my HTTPS website

I have a website and it is working with HTTPS, programatically when someone got to HTTP it forward him to the HTTPS version. My issue that I see that Google Search is not seeing my pages, the website ...
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What folder should I apply SSL certificate to?

Is an SSL cert applied to a specific folder or also all subfolders of that folder? If the SSL is applied to the root, will it be applied to all sub-folders? If so why would I not always apply to ...
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How can I prevent HTTPS on another domain from wrongly showing on my HTTP-only domain?

So, I have a blog at domain.com. This blog is HTTP-only because I would gain almost nothing from adding SSL support. I have a web service now that I want to enable SSL support on that runs on the same ...
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Is a security seal or EV SLL more important?

Does anybody know of a survey or study that compares site visitor attitudes/perceptions to security between an EV SSL cert and a security seal? The EV SSL cert will show up green in the URL (like a ...
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HTTP/HTTPS duplicate content 301 vs canonical

I thought I would ask a question as the amount of different sources that say this is right or that isn't right is unbelievable. Let me tell you my situation, at the moment, my boss wanted me to add ...
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URL without trailing slash makes Apache look in non-SSL DocumentRoot

I have configured a virtual host in Apache for serving content over SSL/TLS. Since I also want to allow other sites on my domain to use regular http, I have two document roots, one at /home/www/html ...
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https and Google Search: how to run an https web-site to get Referer?

I note that www.google.com is increasingly being used through https, and this results in no HTTP Referer being provided to my web-sites for hits that originate from Google Search over SSL. How do I ...
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Apache is redirecting all https requests to one vhost

Apache novice here, We run a server with a few dozen vhosted sites, under apache 2.2.22 on ubuntu 12.0.4. None of them had a SSL before. We had a client request one the other day, and shortly after ...
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What is the easiest reliable way to host a HTTPS enabled static page on a domain I own

I'm looking for a simple & reliable way to host a HTTPS enabled static page on a domain I own. The fist thing that came to mind was S3 static website hosting but there seems to be no way to enable ...
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Automatic redirection from http to https with .htaccess authentication in virtual hosting

Hi I have configured Virtual host on apache with .htaccess authentication with SSL. It's working fine when I typed url https://www.example.com:9004/test.php but when I typed ...
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Microsoft update site has no SSL

We need to put a link to Microsoft update site. But we come from SSL and Microsoft has no SSL activated for their update site. Is there any common workaround?
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How can I set a secure flag on cookies generated from a Python application?

I have an application written in Python running behind Apache and SSL. I am not seeing a secure flag on my cookie: apache Server version: Apache/2.2.15 (Unix) I have added a configuration line to my ...
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How to track HTTP and HTTPS from the same Google Analytics account?

I have a website with tutorials and a discuss forum. The website load on http protocol and the forum load with https for security reasons. For both of them I run the default Google Analytics code, but ...
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HTTPS connection treated differently across browsers

I am using an SSL certificate for a website and the server redirects all http connections to https (a conscious choice). A tool provided by the CA says that the certificate has been installed ...
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Internet Explorer receives 403 Error when viewing dev environment SSL test certificate (using MAMP)

I've been developing a site with MAMP which has a handy way of generating (obviously) unverified SSL certificates for testing purposes. All was well when testing with Chrome, Firefox, Safari you ...
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Virtualmin: https domain showing up for all other domains that have ssl disabled

My Virtualmin has a domain with an SSL cert enabled. All domains are on the same IP. The other domains have SSL disabled, and the problem is that if I request a https page for these domains they ...
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How do I transition to SSL without affecting PageRank?

Here at Stack Exchange we're working on moving all traffic to SSL. The reason we're not doing logged-in-users only is that one side of the login divide would suffer a redirect from Google every time. ...
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SSL / https login from a non-secure (http) page

I am setting up a login page, and I have some security questions / concerns. I have a login form (username, password) on a NON-secure page, let's say: http://www.example.com/login.php When the ...
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How can I pass referrer header from my https domain to http domains?

My website is 100% https. I have links to other http domains. The referrer header is not set when linking from a https page to a http page. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_referrer If a ...
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How to find Google PageRank of a SSL/HTTPS Page

If a page is using HTTPS it will display its page rank as the page rank of its homepage, for instance this page is displaying a PR8 - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/publiser45/ But ...
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Using SSL Certification in Multiple Locations

I have some issues with respect to using SSL Certificates. I have a website hosted in UK and I also have an organisation in South Africa hosting my company application online for web access. The ...
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is free ssl certificate appropriate - only needed for login page

I need to protect the user's credentials on my website's login page. The rest of the website does not need SSL. I don't sell anything or accept any credit card information (now or in the future) ...
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Port numbers for SSL

We have an existing web site with HTTP on port 80 and HTTPS on port 443. I'm adding a second site to that now, and from what I understand, I cannot host two sites on the same SSL port. So my ...
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Need HTTPS on web server with plesk. Without buying certificate?

I just want that communication with web server is encrypted. I don't want to by SSL certificate. The server has Plesk installed and as i see, there is some way to add SSL certificate but i don't know ...
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How to direct https requests to http while SSL cert expired? [duplicate]

The SSL certificate on my site has expired, which has caused https requests to the site to fail. While I am sorting out a new SSL certificate, what can I do to redirect https requests into the http ...
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SSL Hosting Support for site with existing SSL certificate [duplicate]

I would like to know if there are any hosts that host PHP sites with SSL support for free, if I have an existing SSL certificate for my domain. I checked out many questions here(about 10) but none of ...
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HTTPS Causes Broken Back Links?

If I change my URL to force https does this effect all of my backlinks to be broken and to be lost one by one? And if so if I change it back will it will this restore the back links on the site? Any ...
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How can I force a VirtualHost in Apache to not listen for undefined subdomains on 443?

In /etc/apache2/sites-available/example.com: <VirtualHost *:443> ServerName www.example.com DocumentRoot /var/www/example.com/htdocs SSLEngine on ...
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“Not Provided” keywords from Google search: If your site uses https, does Google always send the keywords in the referrer?

Over the last two years the number of "keyword not provided" referrals from Google Search has grown to close to 30% for my websites. Google does not send the keyword in the referer URL when the user ...
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Running my site using https and a load balancer

I currently have two webservers behind a load balancer that are running my websites. I'm considering buying an SSL certificate for one of my websites and converting it to https. What mechanics to I ...